Fall Semester Courses

Undergraduate 2021 Fall Semester Courses

French courses

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FRIT-F225 — A&H GCC
3:15P- 4:30P TR

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused French society to question its fundamental values: liberty, equality, and fraternity at all levels of society and culture. Ultimately, this course will allow us to examine how, in the French context, beliefs, worldviews, and institutions in some cases resist change but also manage to adapt creatively to this moment in its national and global history.  

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FRIT-F313-10871
11:15AM - 12:05PM MWF

This course builds students’ understanding of advanced aspects of French grammar and their facility in applying them to written and oral expression. It is designed to build upon the intermediate student’s existing knowledge of French grammar and develop a more sophisticated mastery of advanced structures.

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FRIT-F313-10870
1:45PM - 2:35PM MWF

This course builds students’ understanding of advanced aspects of French grammar and their facility in applying them to written and oral expression. It is designed to build upon the intermediate student’s existing knowledge of French grammar and develop a more sophisticated mastery of advanced structures.

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FRIT-F315
10872, 10:00A-10:50A, TR in HU 217 (LECTURE)
(students register for one of two Drill sections below)
10873, 10:00A-10:50A, MW in ED 1201
10874, 11:15A-12:05P, MW in JH A105

In-depth study of the French sound system and refinement of pronunciation through practical exercises.

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FRIT-F375 — A&H GCC
4:55P-6:10P TR

Dans ce cours nous lirons et analyserons plusieurs œuvres, appartenant à des genres et à des époques différentes, et comprenant, en plus des textes mentionnés, une traduction de quelques contes des Mille et Une Nuits, un choix de poèmes des Orientales de Victor Hugo, et le roman de L’Étranger de Camus. L’objectif principal du cours est d’étudier le thème de l’orientalisme dans la littérature afin d’examiner l’imaginaire qu’il nourrit ainsi que les préjugés qu’il véhicule.

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FRIT-F455 — A&H
3:15PM - 4:30PM TR

“Le récit n'est plus l'écriture d'une aventure, mais l'aventure d'une écriture » (Jean Ricardou, Pour une théorie du nouveau roman, Seuil, 1971).  Dans ce cours, nous nous efforcerons de démontrer qu’il ne fallait pas attendre la seconde moitié du vingtième siècle pour apprécier la pertinence de cette remarque. 

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FRIT-X471
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Under the guidance of their instructor, advanced students of French facilitate weekly French conversation groups for lower level students. Leaders are responsible for planning all group sessions, including discussion topics generated by magazine/newspaper articles and movies, and activities such as games and cooking.

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Italian courses

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FRIT-M100

Introduction to contemporary Italian language, geography, and culture. Involves a broad variety of assignments and activities that develop grammatical competency and proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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FRIT-M115
11:15A-12:05P MTWR

This intensive beginning course covers the material of two semesters in one (M100 and M150). The course meets four times a week and also involves independent work by students, a portion of which will be performed online. During the semester students are involved in a variety of tasks practicing speaking, writing, listening and reading in a cultural context.

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FRIT-M150

Continued introduction to contemporary Italian language, geography, and culture. Involves a broad variety of assignments and activities that build grammatical competency and proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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FRIT-M200

This course is a continuation of Elementary Italian II. In class the students concentrate on reviewing and refining structures learned at the 100-level, but this time at an intermediate level. During the semester students are involved in a variety of tasks practicing speaking, writing, listening and reading in cultural context.

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FRIT-M215
1:45P-2:35P MTWR

This intensive intermediate-level Italian course covers the material of two semesters in one (M200 and M250). The course builds upon the first three semesters of beginning Italian (or equivalent) adding the unique feature of short films as the first stimulus for learning intermediate-level vocabulary, grammar, and cultural concepts. 

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FRIT-M222 — A&H GCC
3:15P - 4:30P TR

This course will center on Francesco Petrarch’s groundbreaking 14th-century collection of lyric poetry, the Rerum vulgarium fragmenta (Fragments of vernacular things). Engaging in a holistic reading of the collection, we’ll explore the world of conflict that Petrarch creates between secular love and spiritual impulses and how his obsessive structuring of his collection captures his metaphysical musings on time and mortality.

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FRIT-M300
10:00A-10:50A MTWR

Conducted in Italian, this course continues the study of advanced structures through a variety of media and authentic texts. While the focus is on accuracy and fluency in speaking, practice with other skills and the study of Italian culture will be integrated throughout.

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